The 'Economics of Going Viral' infographic takes a look at the common themes in YouTube videos that have made it big on the web. As the graphic points out, hitting the big-time on YouTube used to be a one-in-a-million shot or a fluke, but it can now be controlled in certain ways.
YouTube stars and productions are now an actual business. Occupying green rooms, dance studios, indoor theatres and over 41,000 square feet of production spaces, the YouTube video business is a major industry. Advertising is where most of the money comes from, and advertising on YouTube can be very worthwhile. For instance, the third most popular YouTube Vlogger, Jenna Marbles, reaches an audience of over 8,233,318 subscribers on top of independent viewers and makes an estimated $346,827.12 per year.
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